NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has send back a set of stunning photos of dwarf planet Pluto. The previous batch of photos was black-and-white, while this new set uses partial color. It's not full color yet but the images have data on red, blue and infrared.
You can check out some more, highly-detailed photos at ARS Technica, they reveal Pluto's rugged mountains and icy plains. Full-color photos will likely follow soon.
When last week's batch of images came down from New Horizons, a number of our readers complained that they were all in black and white. While they gave us a sense of the planet's rugged features and complex geology, they really didn't tell us what this icy world looks like. NASA may have been reading the article discussion because the latest batch of images handles the color issue—mostly.
Rather than providing RGB images, however, the new batch has data on red, blue, and infrared. So it's not full color yet, but you can revel in the fact you're looking at information that your eyes can't actually see.